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Forum Post: If you know anyone who claims they don't know WHAT OCCUPY movement WANTS, send them THIS! :)

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 7, 2012, 1:59 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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This short video of interview with Pulitzer prize winning author tells it like it is. A feisty interview with Chris Hedges who is appropriately full of piss and vinegar. He really nails the big picture in a concise, clear and passionate way.

And it's helpful that his intelligent words are juxtaposed with the typical attempt at propaganda ("they don't know what they wan"t etc.). Hedges shows how serious this is for all Americans and it really exposes the silliness of the 1%'s argument when you see the propagandist side by side with him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAhHPIuTQ5k&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Must see TV!

Just a bump up.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Hedges is very brave and knows how to speak the truth plainly. We're lucky to have people like him, Cornel West, Chomsky and others speaking up.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Richard Wolfe (of the New School) is another great thinker on these critical economic issues. Heard him speak at the Brecht forum hear in NY recently.

THis is a long youtube but you can probably find shorter ones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n30zO0ABFqc

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Thanks very much. Will check this out this evening.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22334) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Absolutely - I tweeted it before and will do so again - this program/interview needs to be kept in circulation - as Chris does a very good job of explaining OWS ( all of Occupy ) and the wealthy shithead who ridicules the movement shows the position of the Greedy/ILL that are in positions of power/authority.

People - please SHARE/CIRCULATE : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAhHPIuTQ5k&feature=youtube_gdata_player

[-] 3 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Sent this to a bunch of people on my contact list and many did the same. That's small but something I guess.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22334) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Word of mouth is no small thing. The Greedy assholes are beginning to realize this as a real fact.

You have heard of six degrees of separation? Fuck the MSM corpoRAT spews blackout.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

"word of mouth is no small thing. The greedy assholes are beginning to realize this.is a real fact.". Right on. I completely agree. They didn't get this Internet thing under control in time :-)

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22334) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Fight to keep a free internet. The peoples way around misinformation of mass media conglomerates.

[-] 3 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

So true

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22334) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Word of mouth is no small thing. The Greedy assholes are beginning to realize this as a real fact.

You have heard of six degrees of separation? Fuck the MSM corpoRAT spews blackout.

[-] 3 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Right on. He really nails the big picture in a concise, clear and passionate way. And you're right, it's helpful that his intelligent words are juxtaposed with the typical attempt at propaganda (they don't know what they want etc.). It really exposes the silliness of the 1%'s argument when you see these side by side.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22334) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Agree.

[-] 3 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

I am sure his name is on a list in every corporate newsroom to tell people who NOT to invite on their show.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (22334) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Unless of course they think that they can ambush him.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

I think he's too good :). Hey, by the way, any thoughts over here? http://occupywallst.org/forum/help-me-out-here-how-do-we-kick-this-baby-into-hig/ . I'd really like to get your input on this question / discussion.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

I would love to somehow see him with a weekly commentary on NBC news like John Chancellor. How cool would that be :)

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22334) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Very Cool - weekly updates from an Occupy point of view as to what is seen going on in the world.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Another person who does one hell of a job dissecting America is James Kunstler. Have you seen this??? :) http://kunstler.com/blog/ If not, check out the 12/3/12 piece. Kunstler NAILS IT.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Did you know Chris Hedges got arrested with group of occupiers blocking the entrance to Goldman Sachs?